Oo-la la, I have been on the prowl again for cool and unusual design things to add to my library of fab finds and thought, why not look further afield than the UK, which is of course full of great designers, but you know, sometimes you have to think outside the Brit box…
Now, it may come as a surprise that my first finding is from Spain. I love 80s design and often wear my little pink plastic lip brooch on my cardie so imagine my glee when i found this amazing wrapping paper in the fabulous online shop belonging to Duada – definitely worth checking out for unique presents and oddities. This graphic lips/ make-up/ glasses / bows and shoes paper that got my attention. I plan to frame it as a piece of art!
I have also made another exciting discovery: Serena Con Jersey – a fun and unique design store specialising in jewellery, bags and sweaters. I have hand picked my personal favourites that will be making an appearance in my wardrobe/ jewellery box very soon…
How cute – this heart necklace is only €14 – and would make a lovely gift, but I am going to be greedy and keep it for myself as I am really into black shapes, they look good against my pasty British skin. Similarly, I also have a hankering for these ‘Happy Drop’ pendants – you can choose your favouite colour then add more happy drops as you see fit. One, two, three, awwwwwww.
How about this for a statement bag? Part Fred from the old Homepride ads and part Italian pizzeria, I love this unusual tote. Snap up yours for €14 from Lazy Oaf on Carnaby Street or online at Fred Flare
Finally, this Pietari Posti wallet is almost too pretty to fill with change – stick to notes, I say. It is one of a limited edition range called “Giants”. Check out his site for some of this Finish graphic designers latest work… or purchase yours from his online shop – be warned though, his stuff isn’t cheap, but hey, that’s the price you pay for original art – he is definitely one to watch.
Stay tuned for more foreign finds as I am off to Berlin on Monday! Have a great weekend!
I have been swooning over some new purchases that are set to make me feel like a queen this season and to give me a little boost as the nights start to draw in.
Take this delectable pocket mirror which I found on Plumo – it’s only £6 and will be a welcome addition to my handbag.
I shall also be wearing these super cute ballerina shoes as sported by the lovely Mischa Barton – they can be found on good old ASOS.com
Team it with this rather fetching 30s silk cape located on saucy Coco de Mer’s site – it was £280 – eek!
I have also bid on this oh-la-la lovely 80s clutch on Whats Mine is Yours.com– a fab auction site definitely worth checking out – hands off the clutch though!
But of course, the outfit is not complete without a bit of sparkle: enter my new buy, a delectable and unique piece from quirky Etsy shop, Untamed Menagerie. I have bought this necklace (called Whatever Lola Wants) and I just can’t wait for it to arrive! If you like it, be quick, as there is only one left in stock (only £17 all in with P & P from the States – bargain.)
And as any princess knows, along with quaffing champagne while wearing a beautiful dress, one simply must also partake of a luxurious chocolate – and joy oh joy, I found the perfect ones to round off the super-luxe effect…yum! Well, there are the same choco makers that the HRH the Queen uses!
After an evening of dancing and other such delights, a lady should retire to her room, and what better way to relax than to slip off your shoes and pop on some comfy slippers. Toast does some rather sleek blue suede babouche numbers and they are described as ‘buttery soft’ – yup, that does it for me!
Styling, make-up & hair – Verity Gough
Photography: Heidi Gough
Models: Charlotte Coombes, Zsofia Gyimesi